Pink Martini – ¿Dónde estás, Yolanda?


Feb 6, 2023

“¿Dónde estás, Yolanda?” is a beautiful Latin American song, from Pink Martini’s 1997 album titled “Sympathique”. It is sung by the guest singer Pepe Raphael.

“¿Dónde estás, Yolanda?” is a song composed by Puerto Rican musician Manuel Jiménez Fernandez and made popular in the 1960s by Afro-Cuban singer Orlando Contreras and the Mexican group Sonora Santanera (an orchestra founded in 1955, still active and playing tropical music from Mexico with over 55 years of history).

Pink Martini: ¿Donde Estas, Yolanda?

English (version 2)

Where are you, where are you Yolanda?
What went down what went down, Yolanda?
I look ’round, I look ’round, Yolanda!
Can’t find you, can’t find you, Yolanda!

Your eyes have looked at me
your lips were kissing me
with such an ardent flame
the fervour of a dame

The light in your eye stare
The heat of your lips’ flare
sent arrows through my chest
I love you I attest

Ticky ticky tack!


I’ve been told you were cruising
in a new car Yolanda
that’s neat and flashy kinda
and all whistled at you

If one day I stumble on you
I don’t know what I’ll do;
maybe I’ll lose my brain
if we don’t see again


Manuel "Zorro" Jiménez Fernandez, the composer of Donde Estas Yolanda
Manuel “Zorro” Jiménez Fernandez, the composer of ¿Dónde estás, Yolanda?

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